Epta obtains the legality rating from the Antitrust Authority


Epta has recently been awarded the Legality Rating, an attestation introduced in 2012 by AGCM, the Antitrust Authority, to promote principles of ethical conduct in Italian businesses, in the implementation of the law converting decree-law n°.29 of 24 March 2012.

The Rating grants a recognition, measured in “stars”, a maximum of three, based on the level of proper business management. The first is achieved by companies that respect all the regulatory requirements and the subsequent levels are achieved by those that besides legal obligations, promote virtuous and socially responsible actions and projects. To bear witness to the commitment of the Gruppo in these areas, AGCM has awarded Epta ★★++.

The rating provides numerous advantages in relations with Public Administration bodies and Credit Institutes. These benefits are joined by positive effects on the reputational level. The Rating confirms the financial solidity and reliability of Epta towards its customers, partners and suppliers, as well as its attention to the ESG criteria (Environmental, Social and Governance).


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Epta sponsor of World Refrigeration Day 2021, with the Life-C4R project


Epta, with the Life-C4R - Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration project is a sponsor of World Refrigeration Day 2021. Scheduled from 21 June to 4 July, the event will celebrate the key players and technologies of the sector and raise awareness among the public to the central role that refrigeration and conditioning play in modern society.

More than 15 million people are employed worldwide in the refrigeration segment. To enhance their profession and inspire young people to embark on a career in the HVACR world, the theme chosen for this year’s World Refrigeration Day is “Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World”. This principle is shared by Epta which promotes the importance of students and young professionals in the refrigeration world, with numerous initiatives and scholarships. Supporting the training of new generations so that they achieve a high level of preparation in a growing professional area, will allow them to respond effectively to the challenges imposed by continuous technological progress and by European and international regulations, increasing the success of the sector.

The event will also be an opportunity for Epta to spread awareness on the efficiency and performance of natural refrigeration systems, with the commitment and talent of the professionals in this sector opening the road to green refrigeration of the future. A tangible example of this is the Life-C4R Project digital conference, scheduled for 1 July. This is a chance to gain in-depth knowledge on the technological innovations introduced by this project, which has been co-financed by the European Union, and presents an opportunity to discuss lessons learned and all the advantages of FTE 2.0 and ETE technologies. The goal is to demonstrate, based on the results of their application in the field, that it is possible to completely replace the traditional synthetic refrigerants HCFC and HFC with a natural refrigerant such as CO2, from the minimum GWP.

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Epta has been entered once again into the ADI Design Index, the annual ADI publication, Association for Industrial Design, which presents a selection of the best projects portraying the typical value and quality of Made in Italy. The Epta Group boasts the Corner Shop-in-Shop which is in association with Electrolux in the ADI Design Index 2018, has now been chosen for the traditional Velvet by Costan / Shape by Bonnet Névé cabinet, included in the Food Design section of the ADI Design Index 2020.


Velvet / Shape, part of the OutFit by Costan / Mozaïk by Bonnet Névé family, is designed to emphasise the assortment and quality of the fresh and highly perishable serve over products in every type of store, from hypermarkets to convenience stores. With 480 possible combinations between superstructures, aesthetics and Velvet / Shape models it has creative versatility and is able to shape the character of each store so that it is unique and recognisable, though still remaining within the scope of solutions designed on a large scale.


The exhibition dedicated to the winning projects will commence on 3 June in Milan, at the new ADI Design Museum – Compasso d’oro. Thanks to the recognition achieved within the ADI Design Index, Velvet by Costan / Shape by Bonnet Névé will have the opportunity to participate in the Compasso d’Oro ADI, the oldest and most recognised world design award, and at the National Award for Innovation, sponsored by the Presidency of the Italian Republic.


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Epta is selected as one of Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021 within the scope of the study conducted by the Financial Times and by the analysis firm Statista, which also recently awarded the Gruppo Sustainability Leader 2021 in Italy. The classification of Europe’s Climate Leaders was set up to enhance European businesses that have made the greatest progress in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2019 compared to revenues and Epta was among the 10 Italian companies to have obtained the recognition.

4,000 independent companies based in Europe and with revenues above 40 million euro in 2019 were considered. The classification is determined by the compound annual reduction rate of emission intensity (scope 1 and 2).

The recognition as Europe Climate Leader confirms the solidity of the responsible development plan carried forward by the Group and described in its new Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The challenge welcomed by Epta in promoting environmental sustainability is found in every aspect of business life. Firstly, it involves the study and realisation of low impact HFC free products according to the principles of the Circular Economy that merge aesthetics, performance and respect for the environment, to contribute to reducing the emissions of Clients in the Retail, Ho.Re.Ca. and Food&Bev. sectors. Furthermore, the desire to achieve the highest standards is also carried forward inside the production sites, as shown by the constant introduction of technological improvements to lower the KOE (Kilogrammes of Oil Equivalent)/product and by the photovoltaic systems recently installed at the site of Solesino and Casale Monferrato in Northern Italy.

Finally, Epta is committed to promoting virtuous initiatives, such as the three-year project LIFE C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration, co-financed by the European Union or the recent agreement with Air France-KLM in favour of the development of biofuel for air transport, with the goal of lowering CO2 emissions.

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In the current climate in which Social Responsibility is increasingly at the heart of business strategy, Epta and Air France-KLM sign an agreement in favour of the development of biofuel for air transport. An agreement, among the first in Europe, with which Epta supports the Corporate Biofuel Program of the French-Dutch group.

The initiative involves the research and development of biofuel to reduce CO₂ emissions and promote an awareness-raising campaign aimed at all economic players towards the need for a green transition. The agreement falls within the SAF program (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) launched by Air France-KLM to propose to companies to carry out an active role in the future of sustainable travel.

Epta, after having estimated the CO₂ emissions associated to the travel of its employees, can determine the annual contribution it wishes to make to the project.

“The production of sustainable fuels for aviation is very important to achieve the goals of reducing CO₂ in our sector. Air France-KLM is not the only one to want to make their operations more sustainable and companies like Epta demonstrate this. Thanks to this agreement we will be able to achieve our goals much more quickly, stimulating the availability of fuel for sustainable aviation on a large scale making the price more competitive compared to fossil fuel” states Stefan Vanovermeir, General Manager of Air France-KLM East Mediterranean.

Mariaserena Nocivelli, Member of the Management Board of Epta, at the signing of the agreement, on 18 May declares: “We are proud to join the Corporate Biofuel Program of Air France-KLM. The initiative is perfectly in line with our responsible development plan. Sustainability and attention to the environment are key aspects of Gruppo Epta’s strategy, which are expressed in every aspect of business life:

from the commitment to developing low impact products realised according to the principles of the Circular Economy, to investments to make our plants “green factories”, to the promotion of virtuous initiatives, such as the partnership with Air France-KLM. We hope that the enthusiasm we have shown for this initiative is contagious: the future of our planet depends on the ability of businesses to work together and pursue the UN Sustainable Development Goals, for a sustainability that is economic, social and environmental”.


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Epta at Host 2021


Epta participates in the 42nd edition of Host, one of the leading world fairs dedicated to catering and hospitality, reference point for out-of-home professionals.

To restart, the Horeca world will meet “live” in fiermilano, from 22 to 26 October 2021, at HostMilano, the global equipment hub able to bring together the most important Italian and international companies. TUTTOFOOD, the trade fair benchmark of the agrofood ecosystem, is scheduled at the same time. It always acts as a trendsetter for the entire sector, multiplying business opportunities and anticipating latest trends.

Host will be a prominent showcase for Epta, to present the latest novelties of the Eurocryor, Misa and Iarp brands.

Discover more: https://host.fieramilano.it/

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Epta is partner of the Commercial Excellence Lab (CEL) of SDA Bocconi, the Management School of Bocconi University. Born from the collaboration between the academic world and businesses, CEL is the first and only Italian knowledge lab dedicated to commercial excellence.

Given the increasing strategic role taken on by the sales functions in organisations, CEL sets itself the goal of promoting research and the continuous development of the commercial skills necessary to empower the results of company employees, generating positive effects on the business. Further targets are to improve the professionalization of the sales world, the reputation of the roles in this area and increase the attractiveness of the Company for young talents and managers, positioning it as best place to work in a commercial environment.

CEL proposes a wide range of activities to generate and share knowledge. These include applied research, on an annual basis, dedicated to frontier themes in sales, to respond to the tangible needs of companies. The focus of this year is “Mastering the new normal in Sales Organizations” with reference to Remote Selling and the study of four main macro-themes: Empowerment, Enablement, Enactment and Engagement of sellers. The spread of the analysis results contributes to the diffusion of a culture of excellence and professionalism in the commercial processes and structures. Furthermore, this initiative, combined with numerous events, round tables, workshops and webinars organised, contribute to defining performance drivers, models of skills and the sharing of best-practice and stimuli for improvement.


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Epta is among the “Leaders of sustainability” 2021, an initiative launched by Sole 24 Ore the major Italian economic and financial newspaper and the analytics company Statista to reward Italian companies that distinguish themselves for a development strategy based on respect for the environment and attention to the social dimension.

About 1,200 companies operating in Italy were identified, belonging to those with the highest turnover in the country or listed on the Milan Stock exchange. The analyses are based on the examination of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report and of the Annual Financial Report. 35 indicators were taken into account related to three dimensions of sustainability: environmental (waste, GHG emissions, energy and water consumption), social (respect for diversities and equal opportunities, selection and fair treatment of employees, social projects), economic (economic data, accountability and transparency of results, with special reference to governance, innovation and financial stability).

The recognition as “Leader of sustainability” is a further confirmation of the orientation of the Group towards the affirmation of the Circular Economy and the creation of shared value. This commitment is reflected in every aspect of company life, as shown by the criteria adopted by Epta for its CSR Report, which reflects some of the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) proposed by the UNO and with which the Company highlights a natural convergence, such as, for example, Consumption and Responsible Production, clean and accessible Energy, Fight against Climate change, Dignified Work & Economic Growth and Quality Education.



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